Over the last several years, Instructure has been working with Google to improve the Google Apps LTI for Canvas. On June 1, 2021, the new Google Apps LTI 1.3 will be available. This update offers improved integration with Canvas, giving educators a faster, simpler way to manage course materials, collaborate with students, and distribute, analyze, and grade student work. The outdated Google Apps LTI 1.1 will be deprecated and removed from Canvas. During this Canvas LTI transition, all instructor and student Google Drive files will remain intact. 

Here are some benefits you can expect from the new Google Apps LTI:

  • Better stability, uptime, and direct support from Google for all API and login issues;
  • Access to the latest Google Drive features when creating and selecting files;
  • The ability to:
    • Restrict student submissions to school-issued Google accounts;
    • Embed Drive files with the Canvas rich text editor;
    • Add Drive files to Canvas Modules;
    • Allow students to submit Google Drive files to Canvas assignments that you can grade in SpeedGrader.

Using Google Assignments in Google Apps LTI 1.3

Google Assignments is one of the key components in the new Google Apps LTI. It streamlines the creation and management of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. You can use the originality reports feature to check for missed citations and possible plagiarism. If you choose to grade with Google Assignments, you can also provide rich feedback quickly using a comment bank of your most frequently used feedback. And with the permissions management feature, you can automatically lock work once it’s turned in.

Google Assignments is secure by design and built to meet rigorous educational compliance standards. Your privacy and data security will be well protected.  

For more information about Google Assignment, please visit here (https://sites.udel.edu/ats/google-assignments/)

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